Expert NBA DFS Advice: Magic Forwards Pulling a Ton of Ownership (March 28)

Today’s NBA DFS slate consists of six games, offering many opportunities to find valuable plays. It is important to carefully analyze each game considering the various injury reports and potentially profitable selections. To assist in making informed decisions and identifying the most favorable NBA DFS value prospects, we have conducted a comprehensive assessment utilizing Stokastic’s advanced projections. Additionally, new users can benefit from a significant discount of 50% on their first week or first month by using the code ‘SCORE’.

NBA DFS Value and Advice | March 28

Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards

The Boston Celtics will be without any priority plays for Tuesday’s slate, but there are plenty of secondary options to consider. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are always strong tournament plays, while Marcus Smart and Al Horford offer inexpensive salaries with potential upside. On the other side of the court, the Washington Wizards will be missing Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma. Monte Morris and Daniel Gafford are questionable. The offense will be heavily dependent on Kristaps Porzingis, giving him a high ceiling in a tough matchup. Deni Avdija and Corey Kispert should both start and play plenty of minutes, with Avdija being the better fantasy producer of the two.

Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors

Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro are solid plays for the Miami Heat, as usual. Kevin Love, Kyle Lowry, Caleb Martin and Max Strus all offer inexpensive upside, but it’s difficult to be too confident in any of them. For Toronto, Scottie Barnes is mispriced at just $6,200 on DraftKings, but the rest of the Raptors starters are secondary tournament options. While they have plenty of upside, they are also priced correctly in an unappealing matchup.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks

Jarrett Allen and Isaac Okoro are questionable for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team has appealing salaries in a favorable matchup, with Darius Garland standing out at $7,400 on DraftKings and Donovan Mitchell looking good at $8,600. Allen is a high-upside contrarian play if he’s active, and Evan Mobley is reasonably priced. Caris LeVert and Ricky Rubio are viable low-owned value options off the bench. The Atlanta Hawks have less ownership coming into a tough matchup but still have reasonable pricing. Trae Young and Dejounte Murray are good contrarian plays in the backcourt, and it’s likely that either Clint Capela or Onyeka Okongwu will exceed their salary.

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Charlotte Hornets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Terry Rozier is out and Gordon Hayward is doubtful for the Charlotte Hornets, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is questionable. Mark Williams won’t be in the rotation, but Nick Richards is a strong value center and Kai Jones is his minimum-salary backup with power forward eligibility. This offers leverage against the more popular Richards in lineups that don’t have him. Oubre should carry a huge workload offensively if he’s active, and if he sits, there are plenty of minutes available for a combination of Svi Mykhailiuk, Bryce McGowens, Theo Maledon and James Bouknight. Dennis Smith Jr. will likely see increased production if Oubre is out as well. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is questionable for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are correctly priced across the board. However, any of Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, Jalen Williams and Luguentz Dort can be considered in tournaments at modest ownership.

Orlando Magic vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner are getting the most ownership because they are reasonably priced forwards and there aren’t a ton of strong forward plays on the slate. Wendell Carter Jr. and Markelle Fultz are viable contrarian plays as well. The Memphis Grizzlies will be without Ja Morant, making Tyus Jones one of the best values on the slate. Desmond Bane, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Dillon Brooks also project a bit better without Morant. It’s noteworthy that while Bane’s opportunities increase without Morant, his average production hasn’t increased in the games that Morant has missed.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors

Brandon Ingram, C.J. McCollum and Jonas Valanciunas are all strong options from the Pelicans, with Ingram being the easiest to fit into lineups due to his position. On the other hand, the Warriors offer value across the board, with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney and Jordan Poole all projected to have ownership in the range of 11% to 18%. Additionally, Donte DiVincenzo is a decent value play at a salary of $3,900.

Adam "ShipMyMoney" Scherer has been playing and analyzing DFS full-time since quitting law school in 2016. He has qualified for the 2016 FanDuel MLB Playboy Championship, the 2016 DraftKings Fantasy Baseball World Championship (3x) and the 2019 DraftKings Fantasy Basketball World Championship. You can find him on Twitter at @ShipMyMoneyDFS or by emailing [email protected].

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